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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300561198 - Ward-Davis Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 300561198Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 06/07/2000

Ward-Davis Inc
1100 Garber Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2448/Wood Pallets and Skids
Mailing: P O Box 1894, Texarkana, TX 75504

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/07/2000
Close Case:06/13/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200781201Event: 05/30/2000Employee Killed When Lumber Kicks Back
Employee #1 was clearing a jam in the planer/trimmer machine when the blocked lumber shot out of the unit and struck him in the abdomen, rupturing a major artery. His screams were heard by coworkers, who called 911. Paramedics transported Employee #1 to a local medical center, where he died. Apparently, the procedure used by Employee #1 to clear the jam was incorrect, causing the piece of wood to kick back.
Keywords: kick back, abdomen, planing machine, work rules, jammed, rupture, struck by, artery, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300561198 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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